Strawberry blessings


Confession: I didn’t feed my kids that chocolate cake. I fully intended to, I really did. But… I found I was perfectly able to eat it all by myself. And now I’m eating something even better. Look. A strawberry field is strangely like the sea. Your voice carries too far. The horizon is flat, and […]

June 22, 2013

An idea swap for summertime cooking


So I have an idea and the idea that I have is this. Let’s each say what we cook All The Time… the booooring stuff. And if we want, let’s say what we do when we want to make it special. Because to somebody reading this blog, it won’t be boring, it’ll be delightfully fresh: […]

June 13, 2013

Concerning fruit


Advice: If ever in doubt about summertime food, throw on some fresh fruit. It’s like the little black dress—always tasteful. Plus it’s more crazy gorgeous than anything you can possibly create. I love how Jesus unites such lush color and flavor and texture. You can layer fresh fruit atop cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, or salads. For use […]

June 5, 2013


Life around home

Confession: I’m so happy to have my son Aarick home from school for the summer; it means some super hired help. [evil chuckle] Let the games chores begin. Really though, I’m grateful for more reasons than that. I find it delightful having a son old enough to crack jokes, carry on near-adult conversations, and work […]

May 14, 2013

Spring impromptu

Life around home

Confession: Though I am quixotic enough to dream of intimate tea parties on the lawn, complete with parasols and petit fours, in the meantime this is how I do time with friends— Hey. Any chance you wanna stay for lunch when we do that photoshoot? I’ll make egg sandwiches and iced coffee. Yes! you can […]

May 7, 2013